Wellington College wins Premier B Grand Final

On Tuesday September 15 the Grand Final of the Premier B competition for the Fred McComish Cup was held at Parliament hosted by Paul Foster-Bell MP.

The topic was: This house regrets societal norms of monogamy

Wellington College (Ben Stockton, Hansaka Ranaweera, Timothy Rutherford, Jack Roberts (Reserve) affirmed the motion and St Patrick’s College, Wellington negated (Augustine Lee, Tom Hall, Jack Turnbull).

After a great debate, Wellington College were declared the victors.

Thanks to adjudicators Emma Smith, Scott Fletcher, and James Gavey for adjudicating, and also Oscar Battell-Wallace for convening the grade this year.

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HIBS wins Senior Certificate 2015

The Senior Certificate grade final for the Rennie Cup was held at Parliament on Thursday 10 September.

The topic was: That Western media should refuse to publish images of Mohammed

Hutt International Boys’ School affirmed the motion and Wellington East Girls’ negated.

The debate was a good one. HIBS were declared the victors in a unanimous decision, winning the Rennie Cup for the first time.

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Wellington East Girls’ College wins Junior Premier Grade

The Junior Premier Grand Final was held at Parliament last night hosted by Chris Bishop MP, and President of the Wellington Speaking Union.

The topic was:

That we should refuse to hold major sports events in countries with poor human rights records

St Catherine’s College (Sophia Zandi, Kaira Scheck and Catharina Lee) affirmed the motion.

Wellington East Girls’ College (Ivana Emer, Isla Turner-Holmes and Isabel Holbrow) negated.

After a great and close debate, Wellington East were declared the winners in a 2-1 split decision.

Congratulations to them and their coaches Maureen MacIver and Amy Campbell.

Wellington East win the WGT Wiggs Cup – the school’s first victory of this prestigious trophy.

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 Thanks to judges Chris Bishop, Emma Smith and Tamara Jenkin for adjudicating.

 

Wellington High School wins Premier A 2015

The Premier A Grand Final for the Henning Cup was held last night at Parliament hosted by Chris Bishop MP.

The topic for the final was:

That if the technology to erase memories were invented, this House would destroy it

After a great debate, the winning team was the affirmative, Wellington High School:

Winners Wellington High School

Jack Comer-Hudson
Eddyn Perkins-Treacher
Shakked Noy

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Runners-Up: Scots College

Peter McKenzie
Connor Slattery
Adam Sangster

The winner of the Suffrage Cup for Best Speaker in the Grand Final was Shakked Noy from Wellington High.

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Thanks to Julia Wells who has done a great job convening the grade this year and to the judges for last night, WSU alumni Richard D’Ath, Emma Smith and Nicholas Gavey.

WSU Student Service Award

The WSU Service Award is open to any senior students who judge debates in the Wellington Intercollegiate Debating Competition and tournaments.  Judging debates improves debating skills as it gives the debater a different perspective on how to win a debate and what an adjudicator looks for.
This award recognises those students who are committed to debating and who volunteer their time judging debates in a given year.   There are three levels of award:
  • Gold Award for judging five debates
  • Silver Award for judging four debates
  • Bronze Award for judging three debates.
To qualify for an award, students should download the following form and take it along to each debate they judge,  fill in the details, and have both the coaches sign it. When they’ve judged as many as they are going to, they then photograph or scan the form and email to Julia Wells, President, WSU at
The awards will be presented at the grade finals.
Click to download the WSU Service Award Form 

Draws for 2016 Junior Certificate Debating Grade

The Wellington Junior Certificate Debating Competition is broken down into three pools: Northern Wellington, Wellington Central and the Hutt Pool.  This year the draw for each pool has been updated due to teams withdrawing after the draw has been set.   We apologise for any confusion this may cause, but ask schools to ensure teams are committed before they enter a team in the competition.

Please scroll down the page for the following draws

  • Northern Wellington
  • Hutt
  • Wellington Central

 

Junior Certificate Debating Championship 2016

Northern Draw –  Updated as of 28 April 2016   

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 (new )
A: Paraparaumu Five A: Tawa College Two A: Paraparaumu Four
N: Kapiti College Two N: Kapiti College One N: Kapiti College Three
A: Kapiti College One A: Paraparaumu Two A: Bishop Viard One
N: Samuel Marsden Whitby Two N: Paraparaumu Four N: Samuel Marsden Whitby One
A: Paraparaumu Four A: Kapiti College Three A: Onslow College Two
N: Tawa College Two N: – bye – N: Bishop Viard One
A: – bye – A: Samuel Marsden Whitby One A: Tawa College One
N: Paraparaumu Two N: Onslow College Two N: Onslow College One
A: Onslow College Two A: Bishop Viard One A: Paraparaumu One
N: Kapiti College Three N: Tawa College One N: Kapiti College Two
A: Tawa College One A: Onslow College One A: Paraparaumu Three
N: Samuel Marsden Whitby One N: Paraparaumu One N: Samuel Marsden Whitby Two
A: Paraparaumu One A: Kapiti College Two A: Paraparaumu Five
N: Bishop Viard One N: Paraparaumu Three N: Tawa College Two
A: Paraparaumu Three A: Samuel Marsden Whitby Two A: Kapiti College One
N: Onslow College One N: Paraparaumu Five N: Paraparaumu Two

 Northern Draw continued – updated as of 28 April 2016 

Round 4 ( new) Round 5 (new)
A:  Onslow College One A: Onslow College Two
N: Bishop Viard One N: Kapiti College Two
A: Onslow College One A: Tawa College One
N: Onslow College Two N: Samuel Marsden Whitby Two
A: Kapiti College Two A: Paraparaumu One
N: Tawa College One N: Tawa College Two
A: Samuel Marsden Whitby Two A: Paraparaumu Three
N: Paraparaumu One N: Paraparaumu Two
A: Tawa College Two A: Paraparaumu Five
N: Paraparaumu Three N: Kapiti College Three
A: Paraparaumu Two A: Kapiti College One
N: Paraparaumu Five N: Samuel Marsden Whitby One
A: Kapiti College Three A: Paraparaumu Four
N: Kapiti College One N: Bishop Viard One
A: Samuel Marsden Whitby One A: Onslow College One
N: Paraparaumu Four N: Kapiti College Two

 

Junior Certificate Debating Championship 2016

Hutt Valley Draw Updated 29 February 2016 (second revision)

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
A: Upper Hutt College One A: Heretaunga One A: Hutt International Boys’ School Two
N: St Bernard’s College Two N: St Bernard’s College One N: Naenae College One
A: St Bernard’s College One A: Wa Ora Montessori School One A: Taita College One
N: St Oran’s College One N: Hutt International Boys’ School Two N: Sacred Heart College One
     
A: Hutt International Boys’ School Two A: Naenae College One A: Heretaunga Two
N: Heretaunga One N: Taita College One N: Hutt International Boys’ School Three
A: Taita College One A: Sacred Heart College One A: HVHS One
N: Wa Ora Montessori School One N: Heretaunga Two N: Wa Ora Montessori School Two
     
A: Heretaunga Two A: Hutt International Boys’ School Three A: HVHS Two
N: Naenae College One N: HVHS One N: St Bernard’s College Two
A: HVHS One A: Wa Ora Montessori School Two A: Hutt International Boys’ School One
N: Sacred Heart College One N: HVHS Two N: St Oran’s College One
     
A: HVHS Two A: St Bernard’s College Two A: Upper Hutt College One
N: Hutt International Boys’ School Three N: Hutt International Boys’ School One N: Heretaunga One
A: Hutt International Boys’ School One A: St Oran’s College One A: St Bernard’s College One
N: Wa Ora Montessori School Two N: Upper Hutt College One N: Wa Ora Montessori School One

 Hutt Valley Draw continued (updated 29 February 2016 ) (second revision)

Round 4 Round 5
A: Hutt International Boys’ School Three A: Heretaunga Two
N: Taita College One N: St Bernard’s College Two
A: Wa Ora Montessori School Two A: HVHS One
N: Heretaunga Two N: St Oran’s College One
   
A: St Bernard’s College Two A: HVHS Two
N: HVHS One N: Heretaunga One
A: St Oran’s College One A: Hutt International Boys’ School One
N: HVHS Two N: Wa Ora Montessori School One
   
A: Heretaunga One A: Upper Hutt College One
N: Hutt International Boys’ School One N: Naenae College One
A: Wa Ora Montessori School One A: St Bernard’s College One
N: Upper Hutt College One N: Sacred Heart College One
   
A: Naenae College One A: Hutt International Boys’ School Two
N: St Bernard’s College One N: Hutt International Boys’ School Three
A: Sacred Heart College One A: Taita College One
N: Hutt International Boys’ School Two N: Wa Ora Montessori School Two

 

Junior Certificate Debating Championship 2016

Wellington Central Draw as of 22 March 2016 (Round 2 – 5 updated) 

Round 1 Round 2 (new) Round 3 (new)
A: Saint Patrick’s College Town Two A: Scots College Two A: Wellington High School One
N: Rongotai College One N: Queen Margaret College Two N: Wellington High School Two
     
A: Queen Margaret College Two A: Wellington High School Two A: Wellington High School Three
N: Wellington High School Four N: Scots College One N: St Mary’s College One
     
A: Wellington High School Two A: St Mary’s College One A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate One
N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Two N: Wellington High School One N: Scots College Three
     
A: Scots College Three A: Scots College Three A: Rongotai College One
N: Queen Margaret College One N: Wellington High School Three N: Saint Patrick’s College Town One
     
A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Three A: Saint Patrick’s College Town One A: Queen Margaret College One
N: Wellington High School One N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate One N: Wellington College Two
     
A: Wellington High School Five A: Wellington College Two A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Four
N: Wellington Girls’ College One N: Rongotai College One N: Wellington East Girls’ College One
     
A: St Mary’s College Two A: Wellington East Girls’ College One A: St Mary’s College Two
N: Wellington East Girls’ College Three N: Queen Margaret College One N: St Catherine’s College One
     
A: Scots College One A: St Catherine’s College One A: Wellington East Girls’ College Two
N: Wellington East Girls’ College Two N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Four N: Wellington High School Five
 
A: Wellington Girls’ College Two A: Wellington High School Five A: Wellington College One
N: Wellington College One N: St Mary’s College Two N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Two
     
A: St Mary’s College One A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Two A: Saint Patrick’s College Town Two
N: Saint Patrick’s College Town One N: Wellington East Girls’ College Two N: Wellington Girls’ College One
     
A: Wellington East Girls’ College One A: Wellington Girls’ College One A: Wellington East Girls’ College Three
N: St Catherine’s College One N: Wellington College One N: Saint Patrick’s College Town Three
     
A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate One A: Saint Patrick’s College Town Three A: Scots College Four
N: Scots College Four N: Saint Patrick’s College Town Two N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Three
     
A: Wellington College Two A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Three A: Queen Margaret College Two
N: Wellington High School Three N: Wellington East Girls’ College Three N: Wellington Girls’ College Two
     
A: Saint Patrick’s College Town Three A: Wellington Girls’ College Two A: Scots College One
N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Four N: Scots College Four N: Scots College Two
     
A: Scots College Two    
N: – bye –    

Wellington Central Draw as of 22 March 2016 (Round 2 – 5 updated)

Round 4 (new) Round Five (new)
A: St Mary’s College One A: Queen Margaret College One
N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate One N: Scots College Three
   
A: Scots College Three A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Four
N: Rongotai College One N: Saint Patrick’s College Town One
   
A: Saint Patrick’s College Town One A: St Mary’s College Two
N: Queen Margaret College One N: Wellington College Two
   
A: Wellington College Two A: Wellington East Girls’ College Two
N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Four N: Wellington East Girls’ College One
   
A: Wellington East Girls’ College One A: Wellington College One
N: St Mary’s College Two N: St Catherine’s College One
   
A: St Catherine’s College One A: Saint Patrick’s College Town Two
N: Wellington East Girls’ College Two N: Wellington High School Five
   
A: Wellington High School Five A: Wellington East Girls’ College Three
N: Wellington College One N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Two
   
A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Two A: Scots College Four
N: Saint Patrick’s College Town Two N: Wellington Girls’ College One
   
A: Wellington Girls’ College One A: Queen Margaret College Two
N: Wellington East Girls’ College Three N: Saint Patrick’s College Town Three
   
A: Saint Patrick’s College Town Three A: Scots College One
N: Scots College Four N: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Three
   
A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate Three A: Wellington High School One
N: Queen Margaret College Two N: Wellington Girls’ College Two
   
A: Wellington Girls’ College Two A: Wellington High School Three
N: Scots College One N: Scots College Two
   
A: Scots College Two A: Samuel Marsden Collegiate One
N: Wellington High School One N: Wellington High School Two
   
A: Wellington High School Two A: Rongotai College One
N: Wellington High School Three N: St Mary’s College One

 

2016 Junior Certificate Prepared Motions

Junior Certificate Topics and Dates 2016

 

Round One Wed 16 March Full Preparation That New Zealand should change the flag.
Round Two Wed 6 April Full Preparation That we rely too much on social media
Round Three Wed 4 May Limited  Preparation Topic to be announced on the day
Round Four Wed 18 May Impromptu Topic to be announced on the day
Round Five 1 June Limited  Preparation Topic to be announced on the day
 The topics for the break rounds shall be announced at a later date, but the dates on which the debates take place are below.
Octo-finals Wed 6 July Limited Preparation Topic to be announced on the day
Qtr Finals Wed 3 August Full preparation That New Zealand should take more refugees
Semi Finals Wed 17 August Full preparation That we should fine people who do not recycle
Grand Finals Wed 12 September Full Preparation Governments should not fund high performance sport.

 

Junior Certificate Grade 2017

Welcome to the Wellington Junior Certificate Debating Grade

My name is Nicola McFaull and I am the  grade’s convenor.    You can reach me by email [email protected] and by cell on 0274 511 366.

 

Junior Certificate Topics and Dates 2016 
Round One Wed 4 March Full Preparation That New Zealand should change the flag.
Round Two Wed 25 March Full Preparation That we rely too much on social media
Round Three Wed 6 May Limited  Preparation Topic to be announced on the day
Round Four Wed 27 May Impromptu Topic to be announced on the day
Round Five Wed 17 June Limited  Preparation Topic to be announced on the day
The topics for the break rounds shall be announced at a later date, but the dates on which the debates take place are below.
Octo-finals Wed 5 August Limited Preparation Topic to be announced on the day
Qtr Finals Wed 26 August Full preparation That New Zealand should take more refugees
Semi Finals Wed 16 September Full preparation That we should fine people who do not recycle
Grand Finals Wed 23 September Full Preparation Governments should not fund high performance sport.

 

 

Junior Premier Grade 2017

Convenor: Kathy Ryan
Email address: [email protected]

The draw and results will be posted here as soon as they become available.

Senior Certificate Grade 2017

Convenor: Lucy MacLeod
Email address:[email protected]

The draw and results will be posted here as soon as they become available.

Senior Premier B 2017

Convenor: Tamara Jenkin
Contact details: [email protected]

Draws and results will be posted here as soon as they become available.

Senior Premier A 2017

Table of Standings

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
HVHS Won Won Won Won 4
HIBS Won Won Lost Won 3
Coll Lost Won Won Won 3
St Orans Lost Won Won Won 3
QMC Won Won Won Loss 3
WEGC Lost Won Won Won 3
Scots Won Lost Won Lost 2
Kapiti Won Won Lost Lost 2
Marsden Lost Lost Won Won 2
WGC Lost Won Lost Won 2
Silverstream Won Lost Won Lost 2
St Bernards Won Lost Lost Won 2
SHC Lost Lost Won Lost 1
Tawa Lost Lost Lost Won 1
St Marys Lost Won Lost Lost 1
Chilton Won Lost Lost Lost 1
WHS Won Lost Lost Lost 1
Heretaunga Lost Lost Lost Lost 0

Round 5

Date: Tuesday 1 August at 6:00pm
Venue: St Mary’s College
Topic area: Hypotheticals & Economics
AFF NEG
HVHS HIBS
WEGC Coll
St Orans QMC
Scots St Bernards
Kapiti Silverstream
Marsden WGC
SHC Chilton
St Marys Tawa
Heretaunga WHS

Round 4

Date: Tuesday 16 May at 6:00pm
Venue: Wellington Girls’ College
Topic area: NZ Politics and the Electoral System
Aff Neg
QMC HVHS
Silverstream HIBS
Kapiti St Orans
Scots Coll
SHC WEGC
WHS Marsden
Chilton WGC
St Marys St Bernards
Heretaunga Tawa

 

Round 3

Date: Tuesday 9 May at 6:00pm
Venue: Tbc
Topic area: Religion
AFF NEG
QMC Kapiti
HIBS HVHS
Wellington High Scots
Silverstream Chilton
WGC WEGC
St Bernards St Orans
Coll St Marys
Heretaunga SHC
Marsden Tawa

Round 2

Date: Tuesday 4 April at 6:00pm
Venue: QMC
Motion: This house believes that tribal law should have jurisdiction over all crimes committed on tribal land, regardless of who the perpetrator is.
Round 2
Aff Neg
HVHS Scots
Chilton HIBS
St Bernards QMC
Kapiti Silverstream
WGC High
St Orans Heretaunga
WEGC Marsden
Tawa Coll
St Marys SHC

Round 1

Venue: Wellington College
Motion: TH supports the existence of organisations that illegally collect and release confidential government information.
Date: Tuesday 14th March at 5:50pm

Round 1
AFF NEG
HVHS Tawa
WEGC Wellington High
QMC St Marys
Scots WGC
Coll Kapiti
Sacred Heart St Pats Silverstream
Marsden St Bernards
HIBS St Orans
Chilton Heretaunga

 

Convenor: Oscar Battell-Wallace
Contact details: [email protected]

Draws and results will be posted here as soon as they become available.